July 2nd, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 2nd, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4  Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Koshien Stadium) Ishikawa continued his winless streak as the increasingly injury-plagued Swallows dropped the series at Koshien. This game belonged to that most painful variety: the one you think there’s actually a chance of winning. Ishikawa looked solid enough, […]

July 1st, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 1st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Koshien Stadium) Hanshin scored three in the third, and that was about it. Things came to a head in the bottom of the third with Hara dealing with the top of the order once again. Uemoto took one for […]

June 30th, 2017 @ Hanshin

June 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows prevailed in an ugly game. But at what cost? David Buchanon had a shaky command of the strike zone to start the game. He walked two in the first inning and opened the second with back-to-back […]

June 28th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Fukushima)

June 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium) Another promising start from Hoshi laid the foundation for a some of that oh-so elusive Swallows timely hitting, which was good enough to snap Tokyo’s losing streak at three despite some typical 2017-Swallows buffoonery. Hoshi pitched […]

June 27th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Yamagata)

June 27th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Yamagata. Far, but not far enough to escape the mediocrity.) Yoshinori is still around. He lost. The Scoring: Bottom of the second, one out. Ohbiki made a meal of an outside fastabll on a 2-1 count. 1-0 Tokyo. Top of […]

June 25, 2017 vs. Yokohama

June 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa continued his long, sad losing streak as the birds went scoreless at home. A bit of an abbreviated report, as all the scoring came from the other side: Ishikawa gave up two runs over five innings, […]

June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida. Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s […]

June 23rd, 2017, vs. Yokohama

June 23rd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While David Buchanon didn’t have a pretty night, the Swallows offense prevailed in a wild seesaw game. The Swallows struck first in the third inning. Ino lead off the inning with a single, Buchanan bunted him over […]

June 18th, 2017 vs. Hokkaido

June 18th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WWWWL (Jingu Stadium)   A ninth-inning mini-rally saved the Swallows from a shutout, but not a loss, in the final game of interleague play. While the previous day, our own David Buchanan pitched a complete game shutout, the tables were […]

June 17th, 2017 vs Hokkaido

June 17th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4    Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium)   What a difference a week makes! And it was all thanks to a phenomenal outing by Tokyo starter, David Buchanan, who knocked the Hokkaido offense off-kilter with an efficient and dominant complete game shutout. The offense […]